Everyone that knows me, knows I like to read. In my reading this week, I came across an article entitled, “Praying For A Breakthrough” and it really caught my attention. It is from ChurchLeaders. I want to do a spin off from this with what I feel churches are dealing with today.
In our churches today we are bombarded with persistent and constant attacks. The enemy wants us to remain in the status quo to where we are no longer active or even have a desire to participate in worship. We come to church on Sunday, we listen to the words but then during the remaining days of the week we do nothing to help in the building of God’s Kingdom. In fact, some of us do not even attend any other service or other opportunities the church may be offering.
So, it should be easy to understand when the enemy is satisfied with status quo, it then opens the door for him to be able to separate us. The enemy loves status quo because it is during that stage we become quiet, remaining unfocused and undetermined. He convinces people they need a change.
Church, I guess the first thing we need to understand is what does the word breakthrough really mean? A breakthrough is a military act where one army can weaken another army and while the invading is occurring, one can expect fierce opposition before the breakthrough is achieved. Christians know this is the same in the spiritual battles we face every day against our arch enemy, Satan.
It doesn’t matter whether we are trying to fight off our own fleshy sins or just trying to gain ground in our fight against the enemy, Satan will continue to try to bring us down.
In Psalms 103:1-22 King David gives us a glance into seeing what it takes to receive a breakthrough. He states in verses 1-5; “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all your iniquities who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
David is saying to receive the breakthrough, we need more of Jesus and less of us. When we come to worship, we have to understand it is not about what the church can give us; however, what can we give to the church in glorifying and honoring God. Worship is not about the music. It is not about who likes who and who doesn’t. It is also not a country club where we can all come to socialize. Worship is and should always be strictly about serving and following God Almighty.
If you are looking for a breakthrough, come join us because as Jesus says in Matthew 18:19 where two or more come together and agree concerning anything here on earth, when they ask, it will be done for them by His Father in heaven.
Church, let go of the past hurts and pains, live in the present, and retain the hope that comes from Christ Jesus our Lord to one day be with Him in heaven. Amen.